Pengenalan

"The Yaslehs

Since 1968, when his first poem Sebuah Sumpah Derhaka was published in Majalah Mastika, our dad, yassinsalleh, has written voraciously, but at the same time is so disorganized that we could hardly keep track of what he has written. It is even worse now that he writes his poems in his phone and sms it to us his children. Believe you me, he spent a lot of money on smsing long poem to us that is sometimes lost to accidental deleting. So we, his three children - Yasleh Rita Ayu, Yasleh Hani Wati, and Yasleh Khaliff Amri - decided that enough is enough, we need to keep some kind of record of his poetry, thus the creation of this blog. This will be a cache to collect all his old poems and a safe to keep all his future ones. In the film world, mentioning my dad's name will immediately brings to mind his 10 awards winning film Dia Ibuku in which he personally won 2 - Best Director and Best Screenplay- but in the literary world the poem ikan-ikan di kaca is synonymous to him, hence the name of this blog.

ikan-ikan di kaca
(buat adik-adikku tom dan ani)

pun mentari sudah tiada api
dan bulan yang merdu
sudah sejuk nyanyinya
di hujung jari jemari embun
kita masih belum terlalu lewat
untuk menerima satu hakikat

ia,
kita anak-anak satu keturunan
yang menganuti escapisme
selama ini
hanyalah
ikan-ikan di kaca
ia
ikan-ikan di kaca.

ikan-ikan di kaca indah alamnya
ikan-ikan di kaca gemulai renangnya
ikan-ikan di kaca manja hidupnya
ikan-ikan di kaca terpenjara sebenarnya.

tidak lama lagi
embun
akan kering
dan mentari
berapi kembali
kuharap
kalian sudah mengerti
bahawa kita
selama ini
hanyalah
ikan-ikan di kaca
esok
masihkah kita
ikan-ikan di kaca?

yassinsalleh
Kuala Lumpur akhir 1969
Dewan Masyarakat, April 1970 "

(dari blog ikanikandikaca)

Dan inisiatif anak-anakku tersayang ini, aku abadikan disini.

Terima kasih Abang, terima kasih Along, terima kasih Adik.

What a wonderful world. - yassinsalleh


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sajak Buat Peneroka


Felda,
bermula dengan penerokaan hutan di lembah bilut
peneroka,
menebang hutan membakar pepohon memerun daun-daun
membuka ladang dalam semak samun
alahai ruginya balak dibakar diperun rentung begitu
makanya,
bermulanya felda hilang falsafah
peneroka diteroka serakus-rakusnya
bapanya mulakan dengan keinsafan
anaknya akhirkan dengan keserakahan nafsu
dari tipu timbang menimbang
sampailah joli ‘reserve’ simpanan
peneroka masih rumah kayu dah nak roboh
felda bina bangunan memanjat langit
berfaraidlah mereka semuanya
macam berbahagi harta pusaka mak bapak mereka
wahai kabilah peneroka felda sekalian
buat apa bising-bising’complain’
sendiri tuli sendiri bisu
sendirilah main batu yang kematu
di dunia yang mabuk
dalam muntah haloba kini
tiada tempat bagi si pengecut
yang asyik menggilap mimpi
dalam dodoi rindu
akademik fantasia 1malaysia

yassinsalleh
27hb Oktober 2010;
Copyright © 2010 yassinsalleh
All Rights Reserved.

Dideklamasi oleh Haji Suhaimi Said
Pengerusi Biro Felda Dan Orang Asal PKR
di Kongres Nasional Parti Keadilan Rakyat

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